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Marshals catch escaped inmate, accomplice


Inmate Casey White (left) and assistant director of corrections Vicky White Associated Press/Photo by U.S. Marshals Service, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office

Marshals catch escaped inmate, accomplice

Authorities said a tip from the public led to the Monday capture of inmate Casey White and corrections officer Vicky White, who had together been on the run for more than a week. U.S. marshals traced the fugitives, who are not related, to a hotel in Evansville, Ind. A chase ended in a car crash, and Casey White was taken into custody with non-life-threatening injuries. Marshals reported Vicky White shot herself before being arrested and died Monday night.

Why did they run? Casey, 38, was serving a life sentence for murder and was due for another capital murder trial. According to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, Vicky, 56, developed a romantic relationship with Casey. She filed for retirement, sold her house, and was working her last day on April 29 when she transported the prisoner out of jail for a purported mental health evaluation that turned out to be a sham. Vicky used aliases to purchase escape vehicles and hotel rooms, according to officials. Investigators said a caller reported seeing the couple at a car wash in Evansville, leading to their capture. Authorities plan to bring Casey back to Alabama for arraignment.


Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

@CarolinaLumetta

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